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Encarnacion last Cardinal to test market: Juan Encarnacion became the ninth and final member of the 2008 Cardinals to file for free agency when he declared on Monday.
BATTING PITCHERS 8TH / La Russa, Yost like the idea, but for different reasons: Tony La Russa began hitting his pitcher eighth on Aug. 4, 2007. Also around that time, Rick Ankiel, Ryan Ludwick and Brendon Ryan played more and Scott Rolen, Chris Duncan and Juan Encarnacion played less. The pitchers' offensive numbers improved after the...
Rangers, Byrd avoid arbitration:
The Rangers avoided arbitration with Marlon Byrd on Wednesday, when they signed the outfielder to a one-year deal worth $1.8 million.The club is also expected to announce today that it has reached an agreement with free-agent right-hander Jason Jennings on a one-year deal.Byrd, a candidate to start in left field in 2008, had 10 home runs and 70 RBI in 109 games last season, and spent some of the season as the Rangers'clean-up hitter.With the signing, only catcher Gerald Laird remains eligible for arbitration.BrieflyMitchell Report:Commissioner Bud Selig told owners he hopes to complete his review of players and executives mentioned in the Mitchell Report by the start of spring training in mid-February.Astros:Owner Drayton McLane said he has no regrets in acquiring Miguel Tejada, who was mentioned prominently in the Mitchell Report and could be the subject of a federal investigation over whether he made false statements to federal authorities.Dodgers:General manager Ned Colletti said pitcher Jason Schmidt is progressing well in his recovery from shoulder surgery and could be ready when the season opens. He also said Nomar Garciaparra and young Andy LaRoche will enter spring training on even terms in competition for the starting third base job.Cardinals:The team doesn't expect Juan Encarnacion to play this season while recovering from being struck in the eye by a foul ball last season. Whether his career ever resumes is in doubt.MLB season opener:The Red Sox and Athletics start the season with a game in Tokyo on March 25 and it'll be on early here: 5:07 a.m. CST.
Encarnacion's future uncertain after eye injury: Juan Encarnacion's horrific eye injury is expected to sideline him this season, and the St. Louis Cardinals aren't sure if he'll ever play again.
Encarnacion's return unlikely: The Cardinals are increasingly pessimistic about the possibility of right fielder Juan Encarnacion returning as he has regained only 20/400 vision in his left eye since being hit with a line drive Aug. 31, a source familiar with the situation confirmed.
Update on Encarnacion's status: Cardinals outfielder Juan Encarnacion (left) is in Boston, where he has visited with an eye specialist to judge the improvement in his left eye and is considering treatments for the career-threatening injury.
Encarnacion out of hospital; surgery not yet slated: Injuired Cardinals outfielder Juan Encarnacion has been released from the hospital, but surgery to repair his left eye socket has not yet been scheduled.
Encarnacion released from hospital: Cardinals right fielder Juan Encarnacion was discharged Tuesday from Missouri Baptist Medical Center, but doctors have yet to decide when surgery will take place to repair Encarnacion's fractured left eye socket.
Eye injury worse than first thought for Cards' Encarnacion: The damage a foul ball did to Juan Encarnacion's left eye was the worst the St. Louis Cardinals' medical director has ever seen ...
MLB Notebook: Encarnacion still in hospital; career could be finished: The damage a foul ball did to Juan Encarnacion's left eye was the worst the St. Louis Cardinals'medical director has ever seen to a baseball player. Dr. ...
Baseball Notes | Cards' doctor calls eye injury'worst': Baseball Notable Dr. George Paletta, the St. Louis Cardinals' medical director, said the eye injury that outfielder Juan Encarnacion suffered Friday was the worst he had ever seen in a baseball player.
Encarnacion Out With Serious Eye Injury: ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Juan Encarnacion will miss the remainder of the season and his career is in jeopardy after sustaining multiple fractures of his left eye socket when struck by a foul ball Friday night.
Encarnacion out for year after being hit in face by foul ball: Juan Encarnacion of the St. Louis Cardinals will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining multiple fractures of his ...
Encarnacion's Career Is in Jeopardy: Juan Encarnacion will miss the remainder of the season and the Cardinal's career is in jeopardy after suffering multiple fractures of his left eye socket when struck by a foul ball Friday.
Surgery, uncertainty await Encarnacion: Cardinals outfielder Juan Encarnacion's career is in jeopardy because of a severe, season-ending eye injury suffered when a foul ball struck him Friday night at Busch Stadium.
The extent of the damage to his left eye will not be known for at least several days as the swelling calms. One team source acknowledged that Encarnacion's sight in the left eye is threatened and said the outlook "for the return of his vision is extremely guarded at this point."
Encarnacion struck in face by foul ball: Cardinals outfielder Juan Encarnacion was struck in the face by a foul ball in the sixth inning of Friday night's game against the Reds. Encarnacion was on deck to pinch-hit for pitcher Randy Flores.
Cards shaken after Encarnacion struck in face by foul ball: Juan Encarnacion of the St. Louis Cardinals was taken to a hospital Friday night after being struck on the left eye by a foul ball while waiting in the on-deck circle, leaving teammates shaken.
Encarnacion injured, leaves game: Juan Encarnacion was struck in the face by a foul ball while waiting in the on-deck circle in the sixth inning Friday night.
Former Tiger Encarnacion struck by foul ball: ST. LOUIS -- Juan Encarnacion of the St. Louis Cardinals was taken to a hospital Friday night after being struck on the left eye by a foul ball while waiting in the on-deck circle, leaving teammates shaken.
Cardinals 4, Braves 1: ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Adam Wainwright allowed a run in seven sharp innings, Juan Encarnacion homered and the St. Louis Cardinals handed the Atlanta Braves their fifth loss in six games, 4-1 on Sunday.
NL: Cards, Phils, Giants win: Adam Wainwright has dominated most of his foes since the All-Star break. He's been especially tough on the team from his home state. Wainwright, from St. Simon, Ga., beat Atlanta for the second straight start with seven sharp innings, Juan Encarnacion homered and the St. Louis Cardinals handed the Braves their fifth loss in six games, 4-1 on Sunday.
Marlins end Pujols' streak, 8-game skid (AP):
St. Louis Cardinals' So Taguchi, right, of Japan, celebrates with teammates Brendan Ryan (13) and Jim Edmonds (15) after scoring on a two-run single by the Cardinals' Juan Encarnacion during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Florida Marlins Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, in St. Louis. The Marlins won the game, 11-3. " align="left" border="0">
Albert Pujols didn't come close to a home run, his streak ending at five consecutive games. The Florida Marlins finally built a lead they could not squander. Josh Willingham homered twice with a career-best six RBIs, including a grand slam in the third inning, helping the Marlins end an eight-game losing streak with an 11-3 victory over the St.
Encarnacion returns: Juan Encarnacion made his first start in a week Friday at Wrigley Field. Manager Tony La Russa's plan is to put the right fielder in today's lineup as well. Encarnacion has been out because of a sore left knee and a crowded outfield with the addition of Rick Ankiel. Encarnacion came into Friday's game three for six in his career against Cubs' starter Rich Hill, but went 0 for four with three popups. La Russa said, "He's in there, but we'll be watching him and (the knee) closely."
Encarnacion feels 'better': Right fielder Juan Encarnacion last appeared in a game Aug. 8, since issues arose that color his relationship with La Russa.
Encarnacion in limbo for trip: Missing from the starting lineup, off the disabled list, yet "barely playable," according to manager Tony La Russa, Cardinals right fielder Juan Encarnacion unofficially entered baseball limbo Tuesday as the club began its huge seven-game trip against the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs.
Cards sizzle; Encarnacion boils: The Cardinals won a game but they may have lost a right fielder Sunday.
Again 5½ games off the NL Central lead after a 12-2 victory, the Cardinals now face the two clubs they trail with a suddenly potent starting rotation as well as a swirl of intrigue involving right fielder Juan Encarnacion and manager Tony La Russa.
NL Wire Notes | Encarnacion a casualty of Ankiel's return: Rick Ankiel's first four games as a major-league outfielder is a feel-good story for everybody but Juan Encarnacion. The St. Louis right fielder has...
Notes: Encarnacion sits again: Juan Encarnacion's name wasn't in the starting lineup on Saturday for the third straight game, and that could become a trend as the season moves forward with Rick Ankiel now in the Majors for the long run.
Cardinals 2, Padres 1: ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kip Wells limited San Diego to an unearned run in seven innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals got first-inning RBIs from Juan Encarnacion and Albert Pujols in a 2-1 victory over the Padres on Wednesday night.
Wells outpitches Maddux in Cardinals' 2-1 victory over Padres: Kip Wells limited San Diego to an unearned run in seven innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals got first-inning RBIs from Juan Encarnacion and Albert Pujols in a 2-1 victory over the Padres on Wednesday night.
Wells (5-13) won for the first time in four starts, giving up six hits. He struck out four and walked none in one of his best outings of the season.
NL: Wells, Cardinals trim Padres 2-1: Kip Wells limited San Diego to an unearned run in seven innings and the St. Louis Cardinals got first-inning RBIs from Juan Encarnacion and Albert Pujols for a 2-1 victory over the Padres on Wednesday night. Encarnacion's RBI double off the left-field wall was the second in a string of four straight hits to start the first off Greg Maddux.
Cardinals get 5 in 10th, beat Braves 7-2 (AP):
St. Louis Cardinals' So Taguchi (99) of Japan, runs past Atlanta Braves catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (18) on a sacrifice hit by Cardinals' Juan Encarnacion, not pictured, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 22, 2007, at Turner Field in Atlanta. The Cardinals won 7-2. " align="left" border="0">
Skip Schumaker insists he's not a home run hitter. At least for one night though, he was. Schumaker hit a two-run home run and Scott Rolen added a three-run homer in the 10th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 7-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night. Schumaker, who entered the game in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter, drove an 0-1 pitch from Tyler Yates (2-2) over the right-field...
Cardinals 4, Braves 2: ATLANTA (AP) -- Juan Encarnacion drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth and added a sacrifice fly in the ninth to back seven strong innings from Adam Wainwright as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Friday night.
Wainwright carries Cards over Braves: Adam Wainwright made just the statement he wanted in his first career start against the Atlanta Braves. Wainwright pitched seven strong innings and Juan Encarnacion drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Friday night.
Cardinals 6, Marlins 0: MIAMI (AP) -- Kip Wells allowed two hits in eight innings, Juan Encarnacion drove in three runs and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Florida Marlins 6-0 Wednesday night.
Wells, Percival shut out Marlins, 6-0: Kip Wells allowed two hits in eight innings, Juan Encarnacion drove in three runs and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Florida Marlins 6-0 Wednesday night.
Wells (4-12) struck out four and walked two to win for the first time since he threw two shutout innings in relief against Kansas City on May 23.
NL: Wells gives Cards gem of an outing: Kip Wells allowed two hits in eight innings, Juan Encarnacion drove in three runs and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Florida Marlins 6-0.
Wainwright, Encarnacion secure win: Juan Encarnacion took care of the hitting and Adam Wainwright took care of the pitching on Thursday night in a 3-2 win over the D-backs at Busch Stadium. Encarnacion ripped a three-run home run off D-backs starter Doug Davis in the sixth inning to give the Cards the lead.
Cards beat D'backs, 3-2: Adam Wainwright carried a five-hit shutout into the eighth inning and Juan Encarnacion hit a three-run homer in the St. Louis Cardinals' 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night.
Wainwright (7-7) induced four inning-ending double plays for the Cardinals, who took three of four from Arizona. Jason Isringhausen also induced a game-ending double-play with the bases loaded in the ninth.
Cardinals rally to top D-backs: Scott Rolen and Juan Encarnacion hit back-to-back doubles in the bottom of the eighth inning on Wednesday night to lift the Cards to a 5-4 win over the D-backs in comeback fashion.
Cardinals 5, Diamondbacks 4: ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Juan Encarnacion and Scott Rolen hit consecutive RBI doubles in the eighth inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals overcome an early three-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Wednesday night.
Cards pound ball against rookie hurlers: The Cardinals rallied against three Reds rookie relievers in a three-run eighth inning, then held on to beat Cincinnati, 4-2, at Great American Ball Park on Friday night. Juan Encarnacion hit the go-ahead single.
Cards' Percival gets first win since '05 (AP):
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Two years after arm problems pushed his career to the brink, Troy Percival is back to winning games in the big leagues. Juan Encarnacion's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning helped the St. Louis Cardinals rally for a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night, giving Percival a triumphant return to the major leagues.
Cards beat Mets 5-3 in 11 innings: Brendan Ryan hit his first career home run in the 11th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped the New York Mets’ four-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night.
Ryan, a rookie, had three hits and two RBIs. Scott Spiezio and Juan Encarnacion each drove in a run for St. Louis, which snapped an eight-game losing streak in the regular season against the NL East-leading Mets.
Encarnacion streaks: Right fielder Juan Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a seventh-inning single. Encarnacion is hitting .308 (20 for 65) during his rush.
Cards turn tables on A's with 15-6 rout (AP):
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Juan Encarnacion did the little things to get the St. Louis offense going again. So Taguchi did his share, too. Chris Duncan provided the power stroke with a pinch-hit grand slam. Encarnacion doubled to extend his hitting streak to 16 games and drove in three runs, Taguchi had three RBIs, and the Cardinals bounced back from a rout a night earlier with a lopsided 15-6 victory of their own over the...
Encarnacion streaking: Right fielder Juan Encarnacion ran his hitting streak to 15 games Friday with a second-inning infield single. His streak ties catcher Yadier Molina for the team's longest this season and is only four games shy of his career best.
Pujols pops No. 16: Albert Pujols gave his Kansas City family and friends something to remember him by with a 428-foot homer into the Cardinals' bullpen in the seventh inning. It was Pujols' eighth homer in seven series at Kauffman Stadium, where he is a .398 career hitter. Another offensive highlight was Juan Encarnacion's single in the same inning that extended his hitting streak to 14 games.
Cards walk off with win vs. Reds: Pinch-hitter So Taguchi ended a 10-pitch at-bat in the ninth inning with an RBI single to lift the Cardinals to a 4-3 win over the Reds at Busch Stadium. Juan Encarnacion clubbed his fourth homer of the season and David Eckstein collected three hits.
Ankiel's big day: 2 homers, 5 RBIs: The Cardinals, who also got a sacrifice fly from Juan Encarnacion in the sixth, have scored three or fewer runs in 19 games. They have won only won of those games. They wasted a strong start from Adam Wainwright (4-4), who allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings.
Cards fall to Nats, 7-2: The Cardinals, who also got a sacrifice fly from Juan Encarnacion in the sixth, have scored three or fewer runs in 19 games. They have won only won of those games. They wasted a strong start from Adam Wainwright (4-4), who allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings.
Spiezio time for tonight's lineup: La Russa said he would try to find a place in tonight's lineup for Scott Spiezio, whose eroding playing time was further affected by Sunday's return of right fielder Juan Encarnacion from a minor-league rehab assignment.
Notes: Encarnacion activated from DL: Seeking more offensive production, outfielder Juan Encarnacion was activated from the disabled list and inserted into the lineup in right field. Encarnacion is returning from offseason wrist surgery.
Cardinals Notebook: Encarnacion plays: The Cardinals activated right fielder Juan Encarnacion from the disabled list Sunday, about six months after he had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist.
Juan Encarnacion set for return: Cardinals outfielder Juan Encarnacion, out since spring training because of soreness related to his offseason wrist surgery, will join the team on this trip, possibly as early as Sunday. Manager Tony La Russa confirmed that Encarnacion will finish his rehab assignment with Class AA Springfield and then fly to join the club on the West Coast.
Cards Notebook: Encarnacion's timing still off: Cardinals outfielder Juan Encarnacion hit the road with the Class AA Springfield affiliate for a series in Wichita, Kan., looking to improve his two-for-26 rehab assignment with the club.
Encarnacion hitting .077 in Class AA: Outfielder Juan Encarnacion went 0 for five Monday with Class AA Springfield as he continued his rehab assignment. Encarnacion is two for 26 (.077) over six games, and he will travel with the minor league team on its next trip. ... Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks was held out of the lineup for a second consecutive day because of an injury to the index finger on his throwing hand. Weeks split the top of the finger catching a cutoff throw in a recent game. He was available to pinch-hit.
Waiting on Juan: Cardinals outfielder Juan Encarnacion was set Wednesday for the second game of his rehab assignment with Class AA Springfield, and while he can spend up to 20 games on assignment, it's doubtful Encarnacion will.
Encarnacion on rehab at Springfield: Right fielder Juan Encarnacion, slow off the mark after battling left-wrist irritation all spring (he had surgery in December), went 0 for 3 with a walk in a rehab assignment at Class AA Springfield on Monday night.
Notes: Encarnacion return imminent: Maybe it's not quite the cavalry, but some hope for the Cardinals' slumbering offense may be on the way. Outfielder Juan Encarnacion will begin a rehabilitation assignment at Double-A Springfield on Monday.
Cards Notebook: Encarnacion progresses: Cardinals outfielder Juan Encarnacion is expected to play in an extended-spring training game by the end of this week and could begin his rehab assignment shortly after that, a club official said Monday.
Cardinals 3, Florida 1: Jim Edmonds, who hadn't played in a game since the fifth game of the World Series, got two plate appearances (one walk) as he played three innings in the Cardinals' 6-5 exhibition loss to the Orioles.
But right fielder Juan Encarnacion, who has battled the effects of surgery to repair ligament damage in his left wrist, will be slowed for three more days, he said, after taking a cortisone shot in his wrist before Sunday's game.
Edmonds gets back in lineup, feels OK: Jim Edmonds, who hadn't played in a game since the fifth game of the World Series, got two plate appearances (one walk) as he played three innings in the Cardinals' 6-5 exhibition loss to the Orioles.
But right fielder Juan Encarnacion, who has battled the effects of surgery to repair ligament damage in his left wrist, will be slowed for three more days, he said, after taking a cortisone shot in his wrist before Sunday's game.
Encarnacion still hurting: Cardinals outfielder Juan Encarnacion met with team medical supervisor George Paletta to explore why he continues to feel pain in his surgically repaired wrist.
Five things we learned this week: 1 Alex Rodriguez has an opt-out clause in his contract, and the way it sounds, it will be a shock if he doesn't use it to bolt from the Yankees after the season. This week, he asked reporters, "If you work for a paper, if everybody at the paper wants you to [kiss] off, what are you going to do? Probably just go." 2 The Cardinals will begin defense of their World Series title banged up. Jim Edmonds, still recovering from right shoulder and left foot surgery, and Juan Encarnacion (wrist surgery) could both open the season on the disabled list. Reliever
Spiezio gets another start in right: Sending Scott Spiezio out to play right field for the second consecutive day isn't so much about finding a temporary sub for injured Juan Encarnacion as it is about searching for another way to get Spiezio into the lineup, manager Tony La Russa said.
Edmonds still unsure about opening day (AP): Jim Edmonds was a bit more optimistic about his chances of getting ready by opening day following another batting practice session Friday. St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said this week that Edmonds and Juan Encarnacion, both coming off surgery, were likely to begin the season on the 15-day disabled list.
Notes: Encarnacion headed for DL: Days after Juan Encarnacion acknowledged that he won't rush anything in order to be ready for Opening Day, his manager put it more forcefully. Encarnacion is likely to be on the disabled list when St. Louis starts the season on April 1.
Who's in the outfield for the Cards?: The Cardinals could lack two outfielders from their planned starting trio on opening day as Juan Encarnacion and Jim Edmonds probably will start the season on the disabled list, manager Tony La Russa said Wednesday.
Edmonds, Encarnacion likely to start season on DL: Center fielder Jim Edmonds and right fielder Juan Encarnacion are likely to be on the disabled list when the St. Louis Cardinals start the defense of their World Series title.
Edmonds, Encarnacion likely to land on DL: Center fielder Jim Edmonds and right fielder Juan Encarnacion are likely yo be on the disabled list when the St. Louis Cardinals start the defense of their World Series title.Edmonds is coming off foot and shoulder surgery, and the Cardinals had said earlier that he might not be ready for the April 1 opener against the New York Mets. Encarnacion is recovering from an operation on his left wrist. "I can't expect him to be there opening day," manager Tony La Russa saidWednesday.
Cards' Edmonds, Encarnacion likely to start on DL: Center fielder Jim Edmonds and right fielder Juan Encarnacion are likely to be on the disabled list when the St. Louis Cardinals start the defense of their World Series title.
Edmonds, Encarnacion likely to go on DL (AP): Center fielder Jim Edmonds and right fielder Juan Encarnacion are likely to be on the disabled list when the St. Louis Cardinals start the defense of their World Series title. Edmonds is coming off foot and shoulder surgery, and the Cardinals had said earlier that he might not be ready for the April 1 opener against the New York Mets.
Cards Notebook: Encarnacion won't rush for opener: Cardinals outfielder Juan Encarnacion continues a steady schedule of rehab for his surgically repaired wrist, but he said Monday that he's prepared to miss opening day if his left wrist and his swing aren't ready.
Notes: Wilson returns to the lineup: Preston Wilson returned to the Cardinals lineup Monday after being sidelined with mild tendinitis in his right biceps. Wilson should be busy during the absence of starting outfielders Jim Edmonds and Juan Encarnacion, who are rehabilitating from surgery.
Notes: Encarnacion will be cautious: Juan Encarnacion reported to Spring Training on Monday and immediately paid a visit to the Cardinals' medical staff. The outfielder is not expected to begin testing his surgically repaired left wrist by hitting off a tee until next week.
For Encarnacion, injury dictates pace: Cardinals outfielder Juan Encarnacion is easing into spring training to protect his surgically repaired left wrist. But he doesn't expect to miss any swings come April.
Encarnacion has surgery on left wrist: Outfielder Juan Encarnacion underwent surgery on his left wrist last week, but the club does not expect the procedure to be a hindrance in Spring Training. Encarnacion had been bothered by soreness in the wrist during the latter part of the 2006 season and in the playoffs.
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